Scaffolding Accident Compensation Claim Advice
Have you been seriously injured in a Scaffolding Accident at Work within the last 3 years? Have you suffered a financial loss as a result of being unable to work while you recovered from your injuries? If so, you may be able to pursue a compensation claim for personal injury.
Welcome to Nigel Askew Solicitors, we are a firm of accident at work solicitors based in Lincolnshire. We have over 20 years of experience in representing clients who have been injured in scaffolding accidents at work, to claim compensation. During this time we have won millions of pounds worth of compensation for our clients.
Our team of specialist solicitors are on hand now to discuss your scaffolding accident, advise you on the merits of a claim and represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.
From our offices in Louth in Lincolnshire, we offer all new clients a free and no obligation initial phone consultation, during which we will ask you questions about your accident and your injuries so we can build a picture of your potential claim. If we believe your potential claim has good prospects of success, we will offer to represent you a No Win No Fee agreement.
To start a new claim, contact us now calling 01507 609027.
Injuries associated with scaffolding and falling injuries
Over the last 20 years, we have advised lots of clients who have been injured when assembling or disassembling scaffolding, as well as falling off platforms, ladders and roofs near to scaffolding.
Some of the most common injuries we have seen associated with scaffolding accidents at work include:
- Serious hand and finger crushing and fracture injuries
- Severe shoulder injuries
- Fractured wrist injuries
- Fractured legs, hips and ankles
- Very serious head and spinal injuries
If you or a loved one has been injured at work, in an accident involving scaffolding then you may be able to claim compensation against your employer if insufficient risk assessment was carried out and they breached their legal duty under the Work at Height regulations.
There are very strict time limits involved in work related scaffolding claims and falling outside of the claim window prevents you from being able to claim.
Your employer owes you a duty of care
All employers owe their staff a duty of care to ensure they are not at risk of sustaining an injury whilst carrying out their duties, whether that is erecting or dissembling scaffolding, working in a warehouse or an office.
If your employer fails to provide you with sufficient training, fails to carry out detailed risk assessments of each job or fails to maintain the integrity and quality of platforms, fastening bolts or the scaffolding itself, or fails in basic health and safety procedures then they may be deemed at fault for your accident.
Ultimately, for us to succeed in a claim we must prove that the cause of your accident was due to a breach of duty by your employer.
Call us now on 01507 609027.
How much compensation can I claim for a Scaffolding accident?
The amount of compensation you can expect to claim depends on the type and severity of your injury.
Every claim is different, however compensation awards for personal injury claims are based on a set of national guidelines called the Judicial College Guidelines. These guideline are published for the assessment of general damages in personal injury cases.
The latest set of guidelines (the 15th edition) were published at the end of 2019. Guideline amounts for common work related scaffolding injuries are as follows:
- Injuries that have caused fingers to be severely fractured and lead to loss of dexterity and impairment of grip – up to £31,350
- Serious injuries that leads to loss of function in one or both hands – £52,310 to £79,360
- Severe shoulder injuries, resulting in significant disability – £12,600 to £31,500
- Serious wrist injuries, such as a fracture, that leads to permanent ongoing pain or problematic symptoms – £11,280 to £22,990
In addition to compensation for pain and suffering, we are also able to help you claim for “special damages”.
These damages include any loss of past and future earnings, your pensions and medical care. Special damages often make up a very large percentage of the total claim value and in some circumstances can amount to millions of pounds.
Contact us now to discuss your potential scaffold accident injury claim by calling 01507 609027.
For more information about the potential value of your claim, use of compensation calculator.
Why Instruct Nigel Askew Solicitors?
We take great pride in the service we offer to our clients and are committed to providing the best possible legal advice and customer care.
Our scaffolding accident compensation claim experts specialise in work related claims and have many years of experience.
We do not ask our clients for any upfront fees to get claims started and we fund our claims using No Win No Fee agreements, meaning if your claim is unsuccessful then we do not charge you anything for our time spent working on your claim up to that point.
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today
If you have been injured at work and are looking for advice relating to a new scaffolding accident compensation claim, speak to our solicitor today.
Call us on 01507 609027 or submit an online enquiry using the form on this page and indicate the most convenient time for us to reach you.
We offer all new enquiries a free and no obligation consultation and can often advise you on the merits of your potential work related scaffolding claim on the phone.
- 100% No Win No Fee Claims
- Free Initial Legal Advice
- Over 20 Year’s Experience
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